The first Head of Nation of the proposed new state Asgardia, Russian scientist and businessman Igor Ashurbeyli (centre) gives a speech during a lavish ceremony in Vienna's Hofburg Palace on Monday. Photo: Agence France-Presse

‘Space nation’ Asgardia names Russian scientist Igor Ashurbeyli as first leader – and he’s shooting for the stars

‘This day will certainly be recorded in the annals of the greatest events in the history of humankind’

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The first Head of Nation of the proposed new state Asgardia, Russian scientist and businessman Igor Ashurbeyli (centre) gives a speech during a lavish ceremony in Vienna's Hofburg Palace on Monday. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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